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Title 7 : Alcoholic Beverages, Cannabis, and Tobacco

Chapter 023 : BEER AND WINE FRANCHISES

Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Cite as: 7 V.S.A. § 702)
  • § 702. Prohibited acts by manufacturer or certificate of approval holder

    A manufacturer or certificate of approval holder shall not do any of the following:

    (1) Induce or coerce, or attempt to induce or coerce, any wholesale dealer to accept delivery of any alcoholic beverage, any form of advertisement, or any other commodity, that was not ordered by the wholesale dealer.

    (2) Induce or coerce, or attempt to induce or coerce, any wholesale dealer to do any illegal act or thing by threatening to cancel or terminate the wholesale dealer's malt beverages or vinous beverages franchise agreement.

    (3) Fail or refuse to deliver promptly to a wholesale dealer after the receipt of its order any malt beverages or vinous beverages when the product is available for immediate sale. If a manufacturer or certificate of approval holder believes in good faith that it does not have a sufficient amount of a product available for immediate sale to satisfy the demand of a wholesale dealer and its other customers, it shall allocate the available product between the wholesale dealer and its other customers in a fair and equitable manner.

    (4) Require a wholesale dealer to agree to any condition, stipulation, or provision limiting the wholesale dealer's rights to sell the product of another manufacturer or certificate of approval holder. (Added 1975, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.); amended 1983, No. 197 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2017, No. 83, § 122; 2017, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.)